How to Quote Text on Discord?

Discord is a social media communication app that helps you communicate with your friends or colleagues via text messages or calls. This app is mainly used by the gamers’ community, as it also allows live-streaming and screen-sharing options. The users can chat on Discord via DM or text channels. In case somebody wants to refer to the quote of someone from within the group chat or any motivational speaker, then luckily Discord has a feature to highlight this quote to make it look different from the usual text.

How to Quote Text on Discord?

Discord has now a built-in feature that lets its users quote a text. This quotation of text can either emphasize something important or directly copy a famous motivational quotation to spread motivation and inspiration within your community. It is quite easy to quote texts on Discord servers as well as direct messages. Here is a step-by-step complete guide on adding quotes on Discord, which is covered by the following main headings:

  1. Use of Code Blocks to Quote Text on Discord Desktop
  2. Quote a Specific Word on Discord Desktop
  3. Quote a Single-line Using Code Blocks
  4. Quote Multiple-Lines Using Code Blocks
  5. How to Block Quotes in DIscord
  6. Blockquote Single-Line on Discord Desktop
  7. Blockquote Multi-Line Quote on Discord
  8. Use Discord Quote Bots to Quote Text on Discord Desktop
  9. How To Quote Text on Discord Mobile

Use of Code Blocks to Quote Text on Discord Desktop

Discord has introduced the Code Blocks update to its features. This can be used to highlight the text with ease. Here is a complete guide to using the code blocks for quoting the text in Discord.

Quote a Specific Word on Discord Desktop

Often there are some words that we do not want to mix with other words when writing a message in Discord. For that, utilize the symbol ` also known as Backtick around the specific word, such as

`<word>`

The backtick symbol can be found right below the ESC button.

In case you are unable to find it on your keyboard, copy it from the above code block.

As an example, let’s wrap a word within a backtick symbol to understand its working.

Alternatively, we can also select the complete word and click on the option <> that fades in.

Quote a Single-line Using Code Blocks

For a single-line quote, insert a backtick ` symbol at the beginning of the chat box and insert a space. Paste or type the text you want to quote and end the quote with the backtick. You will see a highlighted box with your quotation. Hit enter to send in your chat:

Quote Multiple-Lines Using Code Blocks

You can also share multi-line quotes. To add a multi-line quote, add three backticks “` and then type or paste your text. Hit enter to go to the next line and continue quoting text. To end the quotation add three backticks “` again and hit enter to send the quote. Below is a demonstration of the process on Discord:

How to Block Quotes in DIscord

Discord also allows blockquotes for text as they are generally used for long or multi-line quotations. Let’s proceed further to the next section to see how blockquotes work in DIscord.

  • Blockquote Single-Line on Discord Desktop
  • Blockquote Multi-Line Quote on Discord

Blockquote Single-Line on Discord Desktop

Single-line quotes are used when we have to cover up the whole message in just a single line. To insert a single-line quote on Discord, go to the chat box, type this greater than “>” symbol, and insert a single space. You will see a vertical bold line at the beginning of the chat box now, which indicates that you are quoting text. Simply hit Enter from your keyboard to send the quoted text. See the below GIF to visualize this process on Discord:

Blockquote Multi-Line Quote on Discord

Multi-line quotes are those in which there is a line break and the message can not be quoted in a single line. To quote a multi-line quote on Discord, type three greater than “>>>” symbols, add a single space, and type before your text to quote it. After this, hit Enter to send the quoted text. You will see a bolded vertical line at the start of each line indicating the quotation. See the GIF below to visualize this process on Discord:

Use Discord Quote Bots to Quote Text on Discord Desktop

You can use the quote bots on Discord to quote the text. The admin would have to add these bots individually to all the servers to add quotes, and it would be a lot of hassle comparatively. There is a variety of GitHub projects that provide this functionality, but here are the two most popular methods:

  • Citador/Nirewen: This is a GitHub project that can be used to quote text on Discord with a simple few taps.
  • Quote/  This is a GitHub project that can be used for quoting texts on Discord. 

If you are willing to quote texts on Discord using the bots, then pick any one of the above according to your ease.

How To Quote Text on Discord Mobile

Quoting text on Discord mobile is an easy method. You can quote text on Discord by simply adding a greater than > sign for a single line quote and three greater than signs >>> for multiple line quotes in the chat box either in DM or a text channel within the server. Then tap on the send icon to deliver your quoted text. 

To learn more about Discord text formatting, let’s walk through this article.

Conclusion

To quote text on Discord, you can use a single greater than symbol >, add space, and type a single line text for a single line quote. To add multiple-line quotes, use three greater than signs >>>, add a single space, and type your multi-line quote. Another way to quote text on Discord is by using code blocks. For single-line quotes add text between single backticks and for multiple-line quotes add text between three backticks. You can also choose to use quote bots from GitHub projects, but it is a bit of a technical procedure and won’t be suggested.